In the wake of the tragedy in Haiti, the Washington Stealth and Everett AquaSox are partnering with Kokanee Elementary to raise money for humanitarian aid and earthquake relief. The weeklong fundraiser will go from school to sporting event as all three organizations pitch in to raise money. The fundraiser will end with a coin drive at the Comcast Arena during the Stealth’s game against the Buffalo Bandits on January 22.
From January 19th-22nd, Kokanee students will be hosting a coin drive to benefit the disaster relief efforts, and to increase world awareness in their school.
The AquaSox will be hosting a similar drive in their offices, open to anyone in the public, and the AquaSox Community Fund will match Kokanee's proceeds up to $500.
"We thought that the coin drive was a great idea when we heard about it," said AquaSox Community Relations Manager Katie Crawford, "We are excited to assist the students of Kokanee in promoting this event community-wide."
To finish the week, the Washington Stealth, AquaSox staff and Kokanee families will be hosting a coin drive on Friday the 22nd before the Stealth's 8:00 game against the Buffalo Bandits at Comcast Arena.
"We are so appreciative to the students and staff of Kokanee for taking the initiative and helping the victims of Haiti. We are honored to join Kokanee and the Aquasox in such a great cause," said Breanna Kernan, Director of Community Relations for the Stealth.
To find out more about how your organization can be a part of the Haiti Coin Drive, please contact Katie Crawford at 425-258-3673 or stop by the Everett AquaSox main office.
Members of the community can also join Major League Baseball and the AquaSox in contributing to Haiti relief by visiting the UNICEF "Earthquake in Haiti" donation page or by texting "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts. Your donation will be reflected with a charge to your phone bill.
The Everett AquaSox are the single-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. For more information please visit www.aquasox.com.
The Washington Stealth play professional indoor lacrosse in the eleven-team National Lacrosse League, the premiere lacrosse league in North America. For more information please visit www.stealthlax.com. To purchase tickets to the January 22nd game, please call 877-MY-75-TIX.
Kokanee Elementary School is part of the Northshore School District. For more information, please visit www.nsd.org/kokanee.